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Yearly Review: WWF February 1992

A title changes hands on a house show. Plus, Ric Flair finds out who he will be wrestling at WrestleMania VIII!

WWF World Championship Scene: (currently held by: Ric Flair)
With Ric Flair winning the WWF World Championship at the Royal Rumble, WWF President Jack Tunney needed to find a number one contender to challenge for the championship. So, on the February 1st edition of WWF Superstars, Jack Tunney announced that Hulk Hogan would get the title shot against Flair. Hogan beat out Roddy Piper, Sid Justice, Randy Savage, and the Undertaker to earn the spot.

However, due to Sid turning on Hogan at the SNME #30 taping last month, which was aired in February, Hogan wouldn’t challenge Flair at the event. Instead, Hogan gave up his shot to challenge Sid Justice in the co-main event at WrestleMania VIII.

WWF Intercontinental Championship Scene: (currently held by: Roddy Piper)
It would be announced that Roddy Piper would defend the championship against former champion Bret Hart at WrestleMania VIII. They had a confrontation during the February 18th taping of Wrestling Challenge. They sat on a podium talking about their match. After they shook hands, Piper acted as if he was going to hit Bret with the championship but didn’t. Instead, he just told Bret that if he had wanted to he could have taken Bret out.

WWF World Tag Team Championship Scene: (currently held by: Legion of Doom)
On February 7th, 1992 in Denver, CO a new tag team consisting of Ted DiBiase and IRS were able to beat the Legion of Doom to win the WWF World Tag Team Championships for the first time. The reasoning behind the match was that Jack Tunney decided that the Natural Disasters had gotten too many title shots as of late.

Other Happenings:
– Sid Justice began to destroy jobbers he wrestled by putting them on stretchers and putting Hulk Hogan stuff on them to add to the feud. Justice would break Virgil’s nose during one of the attacks as well.

– Papa Shango made his debut for the WWF on February 8th edition of Superstars. Shango is a voodoo character who carries a smoking skull to the ring and has a skeleton looking face paint.

There weren’t any other major developments.

Ratings:
There weren’t any major events taped during this month.

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